Training specialist Seagull has updated its Crew Evaluation System (CES), which is designed to evaluate the background knowledge of seafarers and to identify training needs specific to knowledge areas defined in STCW.
Personnel recruitment in the maritime sector has to comply with international and national requirements regarding the competence levels expected for rank. Shortage of qualified seafarers, especially officers, have been identified as a global issue that is likely to worsen in the future. For Crew Managers this may impose a challenge on hiring the right people for the job.
CES is one of the most used online assessment tools in the Maritime industry and is being constantly updated and revised. During 2018, Seagull has introduced several changes to its existing platform that is now upgraded to the new CES version 6 with HTML5 based player inside.
One of the biggest ad-on this year is the release of Seagull Maritime Reading and Listening test within CES. In addition there is a new and friendlier user interface, that handles dynamic resizing of windows and controls that are more intuitive and more easy to use on tablets and mobiles. The updates has also enabled audio to be used in both questions and answer alternatives, currently it is available in Seagull’s new Maritime English test, but will most likely be expanded to other tests in the near future. For those using Company specific test, it is now possible to have from two to eight questions alternatives, more than one correct answer alternative and set the time for each test in the editor. Several new questions have been added to the library such as a wide section covering MARPOL Annex VI.